pis·​tole pi-ˈstōl How to pronounce pistole (audio)
: an old gold 2-escudo piece of Spain
also : any of several old gold coins of Europe of approximately the same value

Word History


Middle French

First Known Use

1592, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pistole was in 1592

Dictionary Entries Near pistole

Cite this Entry

“Pistole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pistole. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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